Day 34: Understanding

understandingUnderstanding

: a mental grasp

: the power of comprehending, especially the capacity to apprehend general relations of particulars

: the power to make experience intelligible by applying concepts and categories

PRAY: Father, I pray that you would equip me with your spirit of wisdom and understanding during this election season. As I research, participate, advocate and vote, I pray that I would be filled with your counsel and knowledge. May my decisions be motivated by “delight in the fear of the Lord.” I pray, also, that your spirit of understanding would fall on all your people in America today

Isaiah 11:1-3

“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch [Messiah] will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears…”

Author: Dr. Mary Ellen Schoonover

Well loved! I have been blessed all my life to be surrounded by family and friends that nurtured, supported and loved me into the person that I have become. That love has sustained me throughout whatever circumstance I have found in life. It is the greatest gift that one can give and the essential ingredient to living life with no regrets. I reached this conclusion while lying in a hospital bed on life support for 70 days. Under those circumstances I dealt with the essential ingredients of my life. What was important? Why was I alive? What did my life mean?

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